[Your Library] Update unavailable Local Files with valid Spotify tracks

Over time, we change devices and cannot rely on Local Files to be available at all times.

 

I'd like to see a feature that either:

  • scans for local files, then suggests playback via Spotify rather than local playback, OR
  • updates unavailable local files with valid Spotify tracks automatically

Issue: Locating previously local tracks in Spotify requires individual search and is not scalable for users who've lost hundreds of files.

 

Example 1A: Missing local file from 2017   

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Example 1B: Valid Spotify track available in 2021 

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As a result, I may not have listened to this track for 4 years (!!). Let's change that!

 

Thanks,

xxtra

Updated on 2021-08-20

Hey @xxtra 

Your Idea has been submitted a while ago, and unfortunately hasn't gathered enough votes (50 votes within 3 months) to keep it active in the Exchange. Be sure to know that this does not mean that your Idea has been declined by Spotify.

Don't worry, your Idea will still be able to gain more votes, and may get a Live Idea status if it receives enough of them.

For more info on how the Ideas Board works, click here. 🙂

Comments
Jeremy
Moderator
Moderator
Status changed to: New Suggestion
 
Jeremy
Moderator
Moderator
Status changed to: New Suggestion

Updated on 2021-06-14

Hello and thanks for submitting your idea to the Idea Exchange!

 

We've gone ahead and marked this as a new suggestion. Spotify Staff will look into this idea once it reaches the necessary amount of votes.

 

More info on how your feedback reaches Spotify via the Idea Exchange can be found here.

 

Cheers!

osornios
Rock Star 24
Rock Star 24
Status changed to: Closed - Not Enough Votes

Updated on 2021-08-20

Hey @xxtra 

Your Idea has been submitted a while ago, and unfortunately hasn't gathered enough votes (50 votes within 3 months) to keep it active in the Exchange. Be sure to know that this does not mean that your Idea has been declined by Spotify.

Don't worry, your Idea will still be able to gain more votes, and may get a Live Idea status if it receives enough of them.

For more info on how the Ideas Board works, click here. 🙂